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Refugee Family Adapting to Life in the Springs

Posted by Lydia Lockhart on

Rukundo and Akilimali are a young African refugee couple. Each grew up in war-torn Congo but fled with their families to Burundi, where they lived for 17 years. Three months ago, they moved to the United States with their two sons, ages 3 and 1, and are settling into a new life in Colorado...

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Tags: esl, refugees, city engagement monthly focus

Light for the City - Cuba Team Reflections

Posted by Lydia Lockhart on

Beside the colorful 1950s cars and buildings from the same era, a young pastor walks the streets of downtown Havana. She steps inside a two-story home built in an unmistakable art deco style, pastel paint chipping. Up a narrow stairwell, she knocks on an apartment door and is greeted by a...

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Tags: cuba